The Space Adventurer's Guide by Peter McMahon
Your Passport to the Coolest Things to See and Do in the Universe

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Humans in the photos are diverse, as are Holinaty’s cartoon figures of space-suited young travelers. Tickets (not to mention affordable ones) may still be a few years off…but it’s never too soon to start planning.
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It's not just astronauts who get to travel into space anymore. Forward-thinking entrepreneurs have now made space flight a reality for adventure-seekers of all kinds. And just in time, here's a travel guide for kids to plan their own out-of-this-world journeys. Eight potential space vacations are described, one per chapter, complete with information about pre-trip preparations (like training to withstand extreme g-forces), accommodations and dining (hot dogs in zero gravity, anyone?), awesome activities (how about a real moon walk?) and so much more. The trips range from orbiting Earth (available now), to voyaging through Saturn's rings, which may be possible within the next few decades. Featuring the coolest things to see and do in the universe, these space vacations are not to be missed! Award-winning science journalist Peter McMahon has come up with an intriguing concept sure to pique a young reader's interest in all things outer space. Based on the latest science and featuring first-person accounts from experts in the field, this book is chock-full of opportunities for science and technology lessons. With kid-sized bursts of text (including loads of amazing, and sometimes icky, facts), fascinating photographs of everyday life on actual space flights, as well as fun-filled illustrations from Josh Holinaty, this hugely appealing book is also one that children will gladly pick up on their own --- and devour. A glossary and index are included.
 

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Published May 1, 2018 by Kids Can Press. 100 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.
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Humans in the photos are diverse, as are Holinaty’s cartoon figures of space-suited young travelers. Tickets (not to mention affordable ones) may still be a few years off…but it’s never too soon to start planning.

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